Performance Goals for New Mexico’s Higher Education System – Phase Two
The New Mexico Higher Education Department has begun the next phase of proposed improvements in higher education in New Mexico.
In this phase, the NMHED has identified five specific objectives that must be addressed in order to improve New Mexico’s performance in helping students achieve their academic and job-preparation goals. Although student performance has improved somewhat in the past few years, national rankings still place New Mexico last in the percentage increase of college graduations between 1990 and 2010. (1)
On December 9, 2013, Secretary José Z. Garcia and agency staff, along with leaders of Complete College America and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, were joined by a select group of New Mexico college and university leaders, to review and share their thoughts on the proposed performance measures. Two presentations were delivered at the workshop (click on the links below to view the presentations).
Click here for Performance Goals for New Mexico's Higher Education System. In the coming days and weeks, the NMHED will be posting additional information from the December 9 workshop and additional information on the goals.
This initiative complements the first phase of higher education reforms, to establish a robust performance-based funding formula. The formula is designed to provide incentives for higher education institutions to increase overall degrees and certificates, focus on reducing the achievement gap, and direct suitable students into career tracks in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEMH) degrees that will be in demand in the future.
(1) ProximityOne - http://proximityone.com/edattain.htm (American Community Survey)